Points Database

Location Guides:

: Bulang : Walking Corridor or Walking on the Verandah

Kid-22 : Foot Shaoyin Kidney 22

Classifications:
Spirit point
Exit point to Tianchi Pc-1
Front Shu point for the Kidneys on the upper Chong mai trajectory (Yuen, 2005, The Extraordinary Vessels)

Location:
In the fifth intercostal space, 2 cun lateral to the midline.

Needling:
Transverse-oblique insertion, directed laterally along the intercostal space 0.5 - 1 cun

Warning:
Deep perpendicular or oblique needling may puncture the lung and/or liver.


TCM Actions:
Unbinds the chest
Lowers rebellious lung and stomach qi

TCM Indications:
  • Cough, asthma, dyspnoea, wheezing, diminished qi, fullness and pain of the chest and ribs, breast abscess, nasal congestion.
  • Vomiting, no pleasure in eating.

    Neuroanatomy:
    Superficial Innervation: Anterior cutaneous thoracic nerve from T6
    Dermatome Segment: T6

    Notes:
    One of the twelve shu points of the chest along with Shenfang Kid-23, Linxu Kid-24, Shencang Kid-25, Yuzhong Kid-26 and Shufu Kid-27 for wheezing, dyspnoea and coughing due to 'fullness above and deficiency below' due to weak kidney qi not grasping lung qi (Deadman et al, 2001).

    Yuen (2005, The Extraordinary Vessels) believes these points, when related to the front Shu points of the Chong mai are located at 0.5 cun from the midline.

    In five element acupuncture indicated for lacking a sense of protection or safety in the world, cannot walk freely.

    In Mayan medicine:
    Combined with Shenfang Kid-23, Linxu Kid-24, Shencang Kid-25 and Yuzhong Kid-26 to reinforce Tiantu Ren-22 in treatments of asthma (Garcia, Sierra, Balam, 1999: Wind in the Blood)

    Lad and Durve (2008) in Marma Points of Ayurveda call the six point from Kid-22 to Kid-23 (three each side) Hrid and associate them with Prana Vayu, Vyana Vayu, Udana Vayu Sadhaka Pitta and Avalambaka Kapha.

    They give the following functions:
    - Regulates cardiac function and heart rate
    - Improves coronary circulation
    - Maintains optimal function of lungs and airways
    - Relieves congestion in breast tissue
    - Enhances lymphatic circulation in chest area
    - Calms mind, balances emotions, relieves stress

    They also locate two points called Stanya Mula close to this point but nearer the midline associated with Vyana Vayu, Udana Vayu and Avalambaka Kapha.

    They give the following functions:
    - Benefits the breasts
    - Regulates lactation
    - Relieves congestion in breast tissue
    - Enhances lymphatic circulation

    In Tibetan medicine:
    Moxa point (AMNH, Tibetan Medical Paintings)


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